Win a pair of Latitude festival weekend camping tickets

19:02 14 June 2012

Latitude Festival 2012

Latitude Festival 2012

Copyright© Rob Whitworth

Indulge all your cultural whims this summer with one of three pairs of weekend camping tickets to the Latitude festival, courtesy of the Islington Gazette.

The UK’s favourite multi-arts festival, now in its seventh year, takes place at Henham Park in Suffolk from July 12-15 and boasts an immense line-up of music, comedy, cabaret, theatre, dance and spoken word.

BBC Olympics theme composers Elbow will top the bill on the main stage, alongside the ever-vital national treasure Paul Weller, while Bon Iver plays the opening night in his first major headline slot and only UK festival appearance in 2012.

Further musical highlights include Wild Beasts, The Horrors, White Lies, Rufus Wainwright and his Band, Lana Del Rey and Ben Howard, to name a few.

World-famous concert pianist Lang Lang also makes his outdoor festival debut performing against the spectacular lakeside backdrop of the floating Waterfront Stage, while hit BBC Radio 4 comedy-science show The Infinite Monkey Cage is a Latitude exclusive in the Comedy Arena, with Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince.

Special sets are also on the cards from comedians Jack Dee, Reginald D Hunter, Greg Davies, Rich Hall, Russell Kane, Lee Nelson, Dave Gorman and Tim Minchin with his rock’n’roll band.

Internationally-renowned performance companies the National Theatre and Sadler’s Wells continue Latitude’s tradition for presenting the best in new dance and theatre, and the Literary Arena will host a rare appearance from American writer Siri Hustvedt, as well as esteemed writers Iain Banks, John Pilger and Paul Mason.

The Poetry Arena hosts the likes of Benjamin Zephaniah, Tony Harrison, John Cooper Clarke and Scroobius Pip too.

But it’s not just these high-grade cultural delicacies on offer – Latitude’s family-friendly ethos means there are several areas dedicated to entertaining all ages, from tots to teenagers.

And if you’re keen to cut your own festival-going carbon footprint, why not join the Tour de Latitude and cycle the 113 miles from London to its Suffolk home?

The eight to 12-hour tour of country villages, starting in Hackney, is for experienced cyclists only, but is helping raise funds for the charity Kenyan Orphan Project, supporting orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya. For a full rundown of artists appearing and more information on the festival, see

For your chance to win one of three pairs of weekend camping tickets to Latitude, answer this question correctly:

Who is headlining the main stage on the final night?

A - Tim Minchin

B - Paul Weller

C - Lang Lang

Send your answer A, B or C with your full name, address, daytime contact number and email address to with ‘Latitude Competition’ in the subject line, or post your entry to Latitude Competition, North London Newspapers, 100a Avenue Road, London NW3 3HF. The deadline for all entries is 5pm on Friday, June 29. Winners will be notified by phone.

Latest Stories

Mon, 15:54
London Metropolitan University's campus in Holloway. The university has announced plans to move all of its faculties onto one new campus, for the first time in its 170-year history. Picture: London Metropolitan University

An ambitious £125million scheme to transform a university site into a “showpiece” campus has been announced.

Mon, 15:01
Mirrors by Reverend and the Makers

A fresh and sprightly smorgasboard of guitar-based goodness, says Stephen Moore.

Mon, 12:51
Holloway Road, Holloway, where a suspected mugger fell ill after being detained by members of the public and handcuffed by police. He died in hospital on Saturday. Picture: Google Street View.

A post-mortem examination on a suspected mugger who died after being detained by members of the public was inconclusive, police have revealed.

Mon, 11:00
An artist's impression of how Barnard Park would look after redevelopment, including the new football pitch and green spaces

Islington’s footballers stand to benefit from plans to overhaul one of the borough’s main parks.

Mon, 10:51
Former Holloway Prison guard Joseph de Souza, 51, has been sentenced to 12 weeks in jail after pleading guilty to one count of committing misconduct in a public office. Picture: PA

A former prison officer who sold tips to the Daily Mirror about the mother of tragic Baby P has been jailed for 12 weeks.

Mon, 07:03
Islington BC captain Jeff Ofori (right) will be in action on the club's latest show at the Boston Dome

Islington BC plan to give debuts to several fighters when they stage their first home show of the new season this week.

Mon, 07:00
Cllr Watts cuts the ribbon with Frances Punter and Tracey Breslin of the tenants and residents group

A disused storeroom has been converted into the heartbeat of a community.

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Marta Corredera of Arsenal Ladies

Arsenal Ladies 3 Birmingham City Ladies 1

Most read


Angharad Baa Stool in Rare Breed.

Great British Life is offering a sheepskin footstool worth £199 to a lucky reader

Amazon: Everything you want to buy all in one place!

With £1,500 to spend online at Amazon, there’s really nothing you can’t buy.

You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Digital Edition

Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder